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Lee Enfield .303 india drill rifle. restore? not restore?
I purchased a LE No1 MkIII india drill rifle for what I thought is cheap. I know nothing about them, other than it shoots a British round and it was used by the british in the great wars. This rifle has DP stamped on all the wood pieces and the reciever and barrel. The reciever and bolt as well as the wood pieces are stamped with matching numbers (2830). I took the gun to school (gunsmith school). The firing pin had been cut and the cut piece jambed in the pin hole. I replaced the pin and cleaned out the barrel and action, bought a magazine and fired it. It seems to shoot fine and is pretty acurate for not sitting it in. The wood is old and it looks like it as sat for a very long time. It has a white stripe around the forend stocks and what looks like a red splotch about the size of a dime that has ran down toward the recieverend for an inch or so. it is forward of the white stripe. I heard the color codes for green yellow and red, but not white. My question I guess is should I try to sand down the wood and clean up the metal resoring the wood with BLO? or just leave it in it's original dark color. I will try to get pics if I can figure out how to do it. Any suggestions or opinions would be helpful. Thanks